Call for tutorials

Invitation and dates

We invite tutorial proposals on current and emerging topics related to the World Wide Web, broadly construed to include mobile and other Internet-enabled modes of interaction and communication. Tutorials are intended to provide a high quality learning experience to conference attendees. It is expected that tutorials will address an audience with a varied range of interests and background: beginners, developers, designers, researchers, practitioners, users, lecturers and representatives of governments and funding agencies who wish to learn new technologies. Tutorial proposals are welcome in both technological domains (such as algorithmic and software issues) as well as socio-economic domains (such as market design, interaction design, and collaboration technologies). A tutorial can be for half a day, i.e. 3-4 hours of audience interaction, including questions, or a full day, which would correspond to 7 hours. Teams of 2-3 are encouraged, though single presenter tutorials are also ok.

We will pay particular attention to tutorial proposals that bridge different areas such as Web and Social Sciences or Market Design, Web and Sustainability, Web and other fields in Computer Science. Preference will be given to applications that involve at least one expert in the areas covered by the proposal.

The theme of the Web conference for 2019 is an inclusive, balanced, and neutral Web, a Web for Good. Tutorials on topics related to the theme are highly encouraged.

Tutorial Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should conform to the following outline:

  • Title
    a concise title
  • Organizers
    the names, affiliation, contact information, and brief bio of the organizers
  • Abstract
    1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in conference registration material
  • Topic and Relevance
    a description of the tutorial topic, providing a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope, and a statement on why the tutorial is important and timely, how it is relevant to WWW, and why the presenters are qualified for a high-quality introduction of the topic
  • Duration
    proposed duration of the tutorial (half or full day), together with justification that a high-quality learning experience will be achieved within the chosen time period
  • Interaction Style
    please indicate whether this will be a hands-on tutorial where there are specific parts where the audience has to follow along. If yes, please indicate the equipment needs for participants (eg. pre-installed Jupyter notebook with specific packages)
  • Audience
    a description of the intended audience, prerequisite knowledge and the expected learning outcomes
  • Previous Editions
    if the tutorial was conducted before, where and when was it conducted? Please give details on number of attendees, and how the proposed tutorial differs or builds on the previous ones. If possible, provide a link to slides of the previous tutorial presentation
  • Tutorial Material
    What tutorial materials will be provided to attendees? Are there any copyright issues?
  • Equipment
    indicate any additional equipment needed (if any) in the room. The standard equipment includes an LCD projector, a single projection screen and microphones.

Online Material

Tutorial presenters are expected to provide their slides and any other online material at least two weeks in advance of the tutorial so it can be posted on a secure web-site or otherwise distributed for conference attendees.

Organizational Details

The tutorial presenter(s) will be responsible for making sure that the slides and any material needed for the tutorial is made available online in advance for attendees. The tutorial presenter is also responsible for informing the tutorial organizers in advance of any audio-visual needs.

Review process

The decision about acceptance or rejection of tutorial proposals will be made by the Tutorial Chairs in consultation with the General and Program Committee Chairs, taking into account several factors including the timeliness of the topic, the topic fit with respect to The Web Conference 2019, the coverage of the topic in other tracks of the conference, the capacity of the venue, and the expertise of the presenters.

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Submission deadline
Nov 30 2018
Dec 16 2018
Online material due
Apr 30 2019

Tutorials chairs

  • Ashish Goel Stanford University
  • Wei Wang UCLA



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